Penelope Henritze is the newest $1 million instant winner in the Georgia Millions scratch-off game. She plans to buy a farm, complete with a horse, a donkey and chickens.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Lilburn woman living her dream now, and plans to move to a farm with her winnings in tow.
A quick stop at a local convenience store changed Penelope Henritze's life in more ways than she could have imagined -- one million to be exact. The Lilburn woman was on her way home from work when her "sweetheart" called and asked her to run a quick errand for him. "He called, and said, 'Stop and get me some snuff,'" Henritze, 68, recalled. She obliged, stopping at the Texaco Food Mart on Britt Road in Tucker. She picked up his favorite: Longhorn smokeless tobacco. Standing at the cashier's station, the Georgia Millions instant game card caught her eye. "I thought, 'Yeah I need to try the Millions,'" she recalled on Thursday while standing in the gas station where she bought the ticket. "That's the first one that I'd touched." The gas …